Ramona loves to dance. She has been dancing the lindy hop since the age of 11, and after all these years, her enthusiasm is infectious and genuine.
Having grown up in Ithaca, New York, Ramona was only 14 when spotted by one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop, Frank Manning. Still in her early teens, Manning asked Ramona to open with him at the Midsummer Night Swing series at Lincoln Center in New York City.
As a competitor, Ramona has won numerous titles including, World Lindy Hop Champion in 2002, Authentic Jazz and Slow dancing Champion at the 2009 Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, and most recently, 2014 Pro Classic Champion at the International Lindy Hop Championships. Ramona currently resides in Melbourne, Australia and teaches locally as well as continuing to teach all over Australia and around the World.